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Place of Death
Woodland Hills, California
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
The Maltese Falcon (1941), WAMPAS Baby Star of 1926
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Mary almost saw her career destroyed due to public scandal in the mid-1930s. She was sued for support by her parents and was later branded an adulterous wife by her ex-husband during a custody fight over her daughter. Overcoming these stumbling blocks in her private life, Astor went on to even greater success on the screen, eventually winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Sandra Kovak in The Great Lie (1941). Director Lindsay Anderson said of her: "...that when two or three who love the cinema are gathered together, the name of Mary Astor always comes up, and everybody agrees that she was an actress of special attraction, whose qualities of depth and reality always seemed to illuminate the parts she played." She continued to act in movies, on television and on stage into the 1960s. She retired from the screen in 1964.
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Full Name at Birth
Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
Otto Ludwig Wilhelm Langhanke
Marylyn Thorpe (daughter), Tono del Campo (son)
Mary Astor (born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke; May 3, 1906 – September 25, 1987) was an American actress. (Other sources give her birth date as May 3, 1906.) She is best remembered for her role as Brigid O'Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon (1941),
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